Your teeth are covered by an outer layer of enamel. Enamel is the hardest substance in the body. It protects teeth from decay and damage. A veneer is a thin shell of porcelain that is placed over a tooth. Porcelain is stain-resistant, durable, and attractive. It is also natural-looking, so your smile looks bright, white, and beautiful. Veneers can address cosmetic issues.
Veneers are a great cosmetic option for a number of different issues. They can help improve the appearance of teeth that are cracked, chipped, misshaped, or discolored. The material used in the creation of dental veneers is also resistant to stains, making them easy to maintain.
Veneers are also a great option for teeth that are missing or unevenly spaced. For teeth that are missing, veneers can be shaped and colored to take the place of the missing tooth. For teeth that are unevenly spaced, veneers can be used to close the gap.
When a patient receives veneers, the surface of the tooth is first prepared to be fitted with a veneer. An impression of the prepared tooth is then taken and sent to a dental laboratory, which fabricates the veneer. Once it is received, the patient returns to the dental office for the veneer to be bonded to the tooth.
Caring for your porcelain veneers after placement is easy! Veneers don’t require any special care to maintain their beauty, but you will need to continue to practice good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing daily.
Veneers are not always necessary. There are cheaper alternatives that work just as well, such as dental bonding. Dental bonding is a more affordable option when correcting cosmetic dental issues.
Veneers are an excellent choice for masking a wide array of cosmetic imperfections. However, they are not the only cosmetic option available.
If a patient only needs minor improvements, then dental bonding may be a good option. Dental bonding involves the application of composite resin to the surface of the teeth. The resin can be molded and shaped so that the tooth looks perfectly natural.
Composite resin veneers are one of the most common types of veneers available on the market today.
Veneers are a cosmetic procedure, which is a great way to enhance your smile. However, they are not effective for everyone. In some cases, patients are recommended other alternatives.
Alternatives to Dental Veneers
Alternatives to dental veneers include:
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